Yes i felt that sarah silvermans comedy style was absent from this audio book. I was hoping for outlandish comedy, and all I got was a semi-interesting story. I would have liked more of her inappropriate humor in this book.
Perhaps given more freedom?, overall I was just underwhelmed by the performance and the book
I think the story, while interesting was just lacking that special quality that great book have. I just found myself not caring much.
Love Sarah silverman her comedy, stand up, shows, jesus is magic. This book. Was disappointing though.
This book honestly seemed mostly like an apology letter to all the people Sarah has offended over the years rather than a memoir. I was hoping for some laugh out loud moments, but instead I sort of feel sorry for her. Maybe that was the goal? I think it was well written, it's just not what I was expecting. I DID like that Sarah herself read the book and that she did her own Forward and 'Midward'. That was pretty funny.
Sarah Silverman starts out (post-foreword) with some funny tidbits and interesting stories from her life. However, as the book drones on and on, she seems to resort to filling space by giving what seem to be minute by minute updates of her shows writers. If you'd like to actually enjoy this audiobook, find the abridged version.
It was very pleasant to listen to Sarah Silverman read her own book. I thought it was very fascinating on how some of her life experiences were integrated in the Sarah Silverman program. She is very opinionated and is not afraid to go in to details about any aspect of her life. It was surprising to learn of the many well known comedians that influenced Silverman's own career. If you're looking for an entertaining retrospective or just a good laugh, i highly recommend it.
Her life before she became famous was not really that funny or particularly interesting. Jen Lancaster and Chelsea Handler's memoirs are much funnier. Sorry Sarah!
Yes, I would. Sarah is a great comedian and I love her quick delivery of one liners. I was laughing out loud so much that I think I missed some of the jokes/observations she mase in delivering the story.
Well there really was only one character... Sarah. Unless you want to call her bed wetting and name dropping celebrity encounters as characters...
No I have not. I have seen her stand up shows. Always funny and a unique talent.
Laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Its a keep a box of Kleenex near you to dry your eyes kinda book, but in a good way...
This would be a great book to listen to while on a long trip somewhere -to pass the time laughing your way to your destination !
I've always sorta been on the fence about Sarah Silverman. I've enjoyed some of her comedy and been turned off by some, but The Bedwetter pushed me over the fence onto the pro-Sarah side.
In the book, Sarah tells interesting stories about her life as a kid, her family, & her comedian friends. She comes off as intensely likable, down to earth, and of course really really funny. I highly recommend this book if you want something uplifting that isn't saccharine.
I like her honesty and brashness, which is her comedy anyways! I like how she is open about stuff people find taboo to talk about, sex, porn, and bedwetting (the porn is very short thing, just mentioned, but the fact she talks about it and what not is rare to find someone with balls enough to do it!)
the only thing that bugged me a little is that the middle of the book seems more like a big 'in my defense'. Where the network or two screw her over by manipulating situations and letting her take the fall. Where she also did not get a chance to really defend herself or prepare herself, I cant blame her for wanting to set the record straight and it points out the evil of a studio to get ratings. But still a little jumbled in that section.
Otherwise, its a little to short, I'd love to hear more of her stories! But still, a good and funny read if you are ok with brash comedy. Meaning, if you get sensitive over dumb little things then you probably shouldnt read this book.
Interesting to hear about Sarah's upbringing and start in comedy but she could just tell stories about her everyday life and I think it would be interesting and funny. She definitely uses her talents as an actress and comedian to make this book come alive! Fla Fla Flooey. Write another one Sarah and Ill buy it!